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A bit of good news

By CALLIE FOREMAN,

It seems in these crazy months all we get to hear is the bad news that on some days continues to spiral. It has reached a point that many of us now just check our local news for the weather and brief details. There has been an over saturation of negative occurrences.




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Franklinton Council hears from trash company about service problems

By JOHNNIE DANIEL,

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen held their regularly scheduled meeting last Tuesday in the Chambers of Franklinton Town Hall.

The Town's CPA, Minda B. Raybourn, presented the 2019 audit report. Income sources for all departments totaled $8,130,564 with expenditures of $6,554,120 for a change in net position of $1,576,444.




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WST joins purchasing group, seeks continued low electricity prices

Five electric distribution cooperatives have joined forces to secure a favorable wholesale power supply contract on behalf of their members.
The purchasing group, called 1803 Electric Cooperative, Inc., represents more than 130,000 electric cooperative members residing primarily in rural areas across the state.



2020 Graduations Are Scheduled

Will the Class of 2020 graduate in a normal ceremony? That question has been a major topic of conversation in Washington Parish for the past two months. Since schools were abruptly closed by the governor on March 13, seniors and their parents have been left wondering when --- or if --- they will have their graduation ceremonies.




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Killers offered no mercy, received no mercy in Franklinton courtroom

One year ago, Levi Lee and Lance Rouse showed no mercy to a Bogalusa convenience store owner, shooting him in cold blood with a shotgun during an armed robbery.
Last week, District Court Judge William H. Burris returned the favor, showing Lee and Rouse no mercy as he sentenced Lee to life in prison and Rouse to 100 years in prison.





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